Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.
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Did you attend the DMB Summit?

Hundreds of business owners joined us at this year's DMB Summit. Check out photos and resources from the event.

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Shop Small

Detroit

Make the most of this holiday season with Shop Small Detroit resources from Detroit Means Business and partners.

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DMB Seeds for Growth Event

Thanks for attending the Seeds for Growth event! Check back for photos and resources from the event.

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.

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Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.

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Opportunities

Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.

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Latest News

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PPP Forgiveness

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

Existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Business owners should visit the newly launched SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to register and apply.

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • Pioneer Artist Pop-up
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 02
    The Color Bloc
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Color Bloc, 6538 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA
  • Fellowship Chapel Holiday Bazaar 2022
    Sat, Dec 03
    Fellowship Chapel
    Dec 03, 11:00 AM
    Fellowship Chapel, 7707 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48235, USA
  • E. Warren Holiday Market
    Sat, Dec 03
    Cadieux Stage
    Dec 03, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Cadieux Stage, 4925 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224, USA
  • Noel Night
    Sat, Dec 03
    Various Locations
    Dec 03, 5:00 PM
    Various Locations, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Eastern Market Holiday Markets
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 04
    Eastern Market
    Dec 04, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Eastern Market, Eastern Market, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Fellowship Chapel Holiday Bazaar 2022
    Sun, Dec 04
    Fellowship Chapel
    Dec 04, 12:00 PM
    Fellowship Chapel, 7707 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48235, USA
  • E. Warren Holiday Market
    Sat, Dec 10
    Cadieux Stage
    Dec 10, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Cadieux Stage, 4925 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224, USA
  • E. Warren Holiday Market
    Sat, Dec 17
    Cadieux Stage
    Dec 17, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Cadieux Stage, 4925 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224, USA
  • NW Goldberg Holiday Market
    Sun, Dec 18
    Curtis Jones Park
    Dec 18, 11:00 AM
    Curtis Jones Park, 1941 Ferry Park St, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
  • How does inclining block rate for water usage impact my business?
    Dec 19, 10:00 AM
    Virtual Event

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